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Good Place's Jameela Jamil Calls Out Karl Lagerfeld as a 'Ruthless, Fat-Phobic Misogynist'

Good Place's Jameela Jamil Calls Out Karl Lagerfeld as a 'Ruthless, Fat-Phobic Misogynist'

The Good Place star Jameela Jamil is calling out Karl Lagerfeld after his death at the age of 85.

The 32-year-old actress posted an article on her Twitter account with the headline, “Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences For Karl Lagerfeld.”

Jameela tweeted, “I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person.”

A fan responded, “Appreciate the sentiment for sure but I thought we weren’t cancelling people? Also look at posts from RiRi etc saying how he helped lift them up – we definitely need to think about this in a balanced way,” so Jameela wrote back, “You can’t cancel someone who is dead. You can just say they shouldn’t be glorified if they’ve never changed or apologized.”

Jameela later added, “Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this.”

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  • mahbelle

    STFU you plastic surgery D-list freak. No one is going to remember you when you die.

    Lagerfeld is a fashion legend. He spoke his mind, which has you all in a tizzy.

  • SquidBillie

    And who are YOU again? Oh yes, someone trying to get their 15 minutes.

  • Sanna Leena

    He might be a fashion legend, but that doesn’t change the fact that he body shamed everyone who didn’t look like a half starved Barbie doll

  • mahbelle

    suck it up. you don’t diss people the minute after they die. have some respect. jamella’s a d list nobody who wanted attention.

  • mahbelle

    exactly. let’s “cancel” her d-list butt.

  • Alexandra

    Why play the “you’re not famous” comeback? She’s not lying. Karl in fact body shamed people and was unapologetic about it.

    I’m going to assume that even if a Brad Pitt or a Anna Wintour or any person more famous than Jameela would’ve said the exact words, still people would’ve go after them because in the end we are glorifying Karl and putting him inside this box of only recognizing his genius level talent and forgetting that he was problematic in other regards.

    Like Jameela said: “Talented for sure, but not the best person.”

  • FerCat

    Likely someone often mistaken for Priyanka Chopra.

  • FerCat

    The whole fashion industry thrives on body shaming.

  • Alexandra

    And she’s not saying otherwise. Jameela is not blaming all on Karl. She’s just saying to not forget his part and his behavior (good and bad). Again you can be talented AND problematic

  • Alexandra

    It’s not dissing if it’s true. Did she lie? Was she disrespectful? Not in my opinion.

  • mahbelle

    why didn’t she say it when he was alive? why didn’t she respond when he said it?

    you SJW with your PC nonsense are so annoying.

  • Robert Fornes

    she seems like an asshole

  • mahbelle

    well your opinion is wrong. she waited 5 minutes after he died to start dissing him. So fuck her.

  • mahbelle

    seems?

  • mahbelle

    Who is she to pass judgement on Karl? She didn’t know him. And he probably wouldn’t dress her.

  • Robert Fornes

    fat people are mad lol

  • FerCat

    It is a bit too selective to point out one individual when an entire group behaves the same just not as loudly.
    Size zero is not all about Karl.

  • dee

    Im gonna have to agree with cara delevigne here, he mightve said alot of SHIT. But is now the time to do this??? When alot of people are moruning him. He is still and will always be CHANEL. Lets remember him for his talent.

  • Casey C

    all TRUE. its hilarious watching people act like he was some great person just because he had a talent. he was also a complete asshole, rude to everyone and treated women with utter contempt. just because he’s dead doesn’t mean he was a good person

  • Alexandra

    I agree, it is selective. After all people are paying tribute to him for breaking boundaries and molds but neglecting to recognize his help in perpetuating others within the industry. So that’s why I dare to say she’s not only putting all on Karl, but rather the people who now are posting about his death and the “saint” status ALL people seems to gain once they die

  • Alexandra

    I forgot to add that perhaps in that essay she wants to write she will mention other people and not just Karl. Idk

  • Alexandra

    Probably the same way you’re passing judgment on her now. Based on comments made publicly on a large platform

  • Amethyst

    Karl thought that any woman size 4 and higher are fat.

  • Alexandra

    I actually had to googled what SJW meant. And I have no idea if she said something while he was still alive and if she didn’t, why didn’t she? Again I don’t know.

    My reply to you was because I didn’t think it’s a “diss” and I still don’t. And based on your response, you’re the one being salty not me 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • MyName

    It is because she is being a user just as he was for those advertising his brand. She is using his death as her own platform rather than continuing to do it on her own. She used to take part in it.

  • Amethyst

    She is not the only woman to come out against Karl Lagerfeld

    Variety Feb 26, 2017

    Meryl Streep Slams Karl Lagerfeld over dress. “He defamed me”

    Meryl Streep is an A lister.

    The man was no saint.

  • MyName

    But that was for whom he designed. The look was his livelihood. Those who didn’t like it could choose to go elsewhere. Your name attached with the product is your advertising. That’s true of designers, chefs, etc. wherever style is incorporated.
    I saw Tyra Banks who chose to be a model blast publications for taking unflattering pictures of her, putting out the message to young girls that they don’t have to worry about their appearance, and then continue to be part of “America’s Next Top Model”. I chose not to watch the show. We have free will for these matters.

  • sheigh

    And he bodied shame himself by the way, how many lbs did he lose last 10-20 years ?

  • Casey C

    he even shamed them, calling models toxic, stupid, sordid creatures and that their discomfort about being asked to pose in a certain way was immaterial and if it made them uncomfrotable to be pulled around naked by men they didn’t know, they shouldnt be models.

  • girl93

    WHO?

  • suzybel

    Not defending the guy, but your timing sucks.

  • quartzoup

    Isn’t this James Blake’s girlfriend? Now that’s a truly talented man, not that old bugger Karl, she knows what’s good.

  • cutitout

    Look, it is totally unnecessary to call people out for being overweight, it is also unnecessary to call out a person who is not even cold in the ground while so many are grieving their loss. It truly was too soon.

    The fashion industry is about design and creativity. Fashion shows are not for the public, they are for buyers, editors and high-profile clientele. Models are walking hangers. When you put bellies, hips, breasts, etc under the clothes it alters the shape and flow of the garments.

    Also, fashion models are cast to walk in shows usually the week of the show or a week before, there is no time to tailor the clothes to fit different body shapes because many of these clothes are one of a kind and took months to perfect. All the models need to be around the same size to fit into the clothes, because there is often no time for the other way around.

  • Amethyst

    Lagerfeld bullied models who are a size 4 for being too fat. His worst mistake was trying to bully Meryl Streep.

  • mahbelle

    Meryl Streep who called Harvey Weinstein a GOD. She has zero credibility

  • FerCat

    Some people make the excuse that all this is for the guys. Come on, guys are simple when it comes to this. It all frankly goes over their heads.

    This is an industry that self perpetuates it’s own existence by making women feel bad about themselves and at the same time proclaim they are the women’s champion and advocate.

    On the other hand, women seem to like the aesthetics of it all. Or maybe it’s just conditioning or something else.

  • FerCat

    Some people make the excuse that all this is for the guys. Come on, guys are simple when it comes to this. It all frankly goes over their heads.

    This is an industry that self perpetuates it’s own existence by making women feel bad about themselves and at the same time proclaim they are the women’s champion and advocate.

    On the other hand, women seem to like the aesthetics of it all. Or maybe it’s just conditioning or something else.

  • Amethyst

    Meryl is not the only one to call Weinstein God. But the point is that Meryl took on Lagerfeld and he backed down.

  • Alexandra

    Oh I agree 100% with your second paragraph. And not just to women but to men as well. The fashion industry helps perpetuate unattainable standards of beauty to everybody.

    And while we’re at it, the media as a whole too. And it has been ingrained in all of us as a society that we have to like or that we actually do like these type of aesthetics. But in my opinion it might be a bit of a “the chicken or the egg” discussion. Are we constantly being presented nothing but unattainable standards because we keep asking for them? Or we reach and buy into it because there’s nothing else being offered by the media?

    But I digress